Wednesday, April 18, 2018

I Dream My Dreams in Pink

Pink said to black:
I love you to the moon and back,
black answered pink:
I hope it's as far as I think.

Featured: I've rediscovered
my passion for doilies.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

A Handmade Holiday

Our Passover this year was quite
casual and very child friendly.
I wanted to share some things I made:

1. Yogurt drink bottles made into little vases

2. I used empty tea packets to draw
these little characters

3. And wrote names on them to use as
place cards

4. I filled drink cups with festive choclates
and artificial flowers

5. And put giant marshmallow lollipops
in little bottles

6. These went on the table and at the end
of the evening every child got one of each.

7. The adults got a roll of date delight
(recipe below, if you'd like to try it)

8. And a jar of my grandmother's
traditional holiday cookies

9. Finally, I made a felt flower garland

Recipe for Date Delights:
Warm up 500 grams of pitted dates
with a little butter to soften them.
Let cool and add 3 cups of goodies -
granola, quinoa puffs, broken cookies,
nuts, dried fruit, whatever you like.
Mix well, make little rolls
and roll them in coconut.
Easy and quite healthy. Enjoy.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Brown and Broken No More

I was walking down the street
when I happened to meet
a sad looking chair
that gave me a stare.

It was getting dark
and the weather was bad,
I couldn't just leave him
looking so sad.

The chair was broken
and brown, it is true,
but I had paint
and a hammer and glue.

I told him of all
the places we'd go
once he was fixed
and got back his glow.

I promised to
fold him into the car
and take him advneturing
near and far.

The chair liked my plan
and wanted out of the weather,
so I picked him up
and we went home together.

Featured: Two coats of paint
and an embroidered seat
gave my poor chair
a new lease on life.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

In the Early Morning Hours

Early one morning
as I opened my eyes
I thought I'd go out
to see the sun rise.

The world was still dark,
the air had a sting,
that lovely cool freshness
you'd expect from spring.

I didn't see a daffodil,
no tulips to be had,
nor crocuses or hyacinths
but I was not sad.

The humble little flowers,
the ones you hardly know,
were out blooming gaily
and put on quite a show.

Whole beds of color,
pink and yellow and white,
hugged every tree
and filled me with delight.

The time went by quickly
the sun began to shine,
I bid 'good day' to the flowers
and went to start mine.

Featured: photos of a spring day outing
and the food that came after

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A World of Candy

Wouldn't' it be dandy
if the world was made of candy?
and everyone you meet
would just be nice and sweet?

I'd live in this world
with my teddy and doll,
and my good friend the dentist
will take care of us all.

Featured: we are celebrating
the holiday of Purim today.
This holiday is rich in tradition
and one of the most important customs
is to give and receive a lot of candy.
We made these candy containers out of disposable cups.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

It Might As Well Be Spring

It is a cold and rainy today
but in my mind it is spring and I am having
a picnic in a green meadow.
On my new picnic blanket.
Butterflies and games and finger sandwiches.
You are all invited.

Featured: my work-in-progress
gigantic picnic blanket.
It will be some time until it is done
but my nephew Noam is already enjoying it.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Clean Up Your Room!

They always tell me
to clean up my room.
Don't they know I'd rather
ride the broom?

"Tidy your toys!
Hang up your dress!"
They take all the fun
out of making a mess.

Featured: I made my niece and nephew
door signs for their new rooms.
The letters you cannot read
are their names :-)
And I'm also showing Dana's
sign gift wrapped.